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Potamus Point Traditional Geocache

Hidden : 05/16/2010
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Geocache Description:

This is the location of the former Potamus Point fire lookout, 4482', in the Umatilla National Forest.

A 60' wooden observation tower was constructed here in the 1930's. It still appeared on the Forest recreation map as late as 1948, but was gone by the 1950's.

From this area you can stare down in to Potamus Creek. You can also see Tupper and Madison Buttes to the northwest, and down to the Long Creek area toward the southeast.

This area is sometimes referred to as the "Pinnacle of Pain" due to the number of different jurisdictional boundaries (Forest Service, Bureau of Land Management, and Oregon Dept of Forestry) which intersect nearby, and the generally difficult terrain firefighters face when tackling blazes on the steep slopes.

Best access is Forest Road 5316. Best to leave your rig at the side "road" junction and walk the 2/10 mile out to the site.

You're seeking a camo-painted snapware container.

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

Lrnu vg'f qbja gurer. Haqre gur ybt.

Decryption Key


(letter above equals below, and vice versa)